Feb 22, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MA 1204 - Quantitative Reasoning for Health Care Professionals

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits

Course Description
This course addresses mathematical concepts and calculations frequently encountered by health care professionals. Topics include: fundamental operations; ratio, proportion and percentage; magnitude and scale; manipulation and conversion of units; rounding and scientific notation. Additional topics include solving equations involving ratio, proportion and rate; interpretation of graphs; evaluation of formulas, including formulas encountered in statistics. (Prereq: Only open to Nursing students)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Perform arithmetic operations involving ratio, proportion, percentage and rate
  • Use rounding principles and scientific notation to report results of calculations
  • Interpret numerical values as magnitude, quantity and scale
  • Interpret and convert units
  • Solve and interpret equations involving ratio, proportion, percentage and rate
  • Solve and interpret applied problems relating to concentrations and mixtures
  • Interpret graphs involving time relationships
  • Evlauate formulas encountered in pediatric medication and statistics


Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Fundamental operations involving fractions, decimals and percents
  • Solving equations involving ratio, percentage and rate
  • Conversion of units between systems of measurement of magnitude, quantity and scale including temperature, angles and volume
  • Health care applications involving ratio, proportion, rate and percentage including dosage calculations, angle measurement and IV rates
  • Read and interpret time series graphs such as EKG
  • Evaluate formulas commonly encountered in statistics

Laboratory Topics
  • None

Edward Griggs

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